Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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phoenix
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2005-07-11

The solution is easy - include in the book, 'If the application doesn't run, right click and select 'run in virtualisation mode' where by Windows XP fires up in boardless mode (which virtualbox supports) and it'll appear like any other desktop application but within a virtual machine that is sandboxed off from the rest of the machine.


Isn't this exactly what "Windows XP Mode" for Windows 7 does, using a virtualised XP install running in a headless VirtualPC instance? And it even puts application shortcuts into the Start Menu for these apps.

Edited 2009-11-10 17:45 UTC

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Isn't this exactly what "Windows XP Mode" for Windows 7 does, using a virtualised XP install running in a headless VirtualPC instance? And it even puts application shortcuts into the Start Menu for these apps.


Yes it is, but 'Windows XP Mode' isn't included with all versions of Windows 7 - only the highest end. It also doesn't do away with deprecated parts of the operating system or the work arounds implemented for the sake of backwards compatibility such as registry virtualisation.

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